Got lots to work on but I enjoyed practicing with this song from Hillsong. ❤️
I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.
When we view life as a race, we have this tendency to compete and win at all cost, sometimes even forgetting our values and trampling on other people’s worth just to emerge as winners, successful or powerful people. God gave us a life to travel along with Him, to journey and enjoy each moment. When we race through life, we do not stop and smell flowers. That is contrary to what life is about. Learn to slow down, to enjoy each moment, to rest in His love and to trust in His purpose. Learn to trust the journey. ☺
Doodling on my notebooks during classes or meetings had been an act out of boredom. I have always thought that I am made to read or write or both. And that was what I have been gladly pursuing. However, we have such a generous God. As I was not contented with just reading and I have been struggling with writing as I often find myself on dead ends or literally no ending, a new journey opened up for me.
So I expanded my horizons and started exploring lettering second half of last year. There were moments where I felt like I’m getting nowhere, and whenever I compare my work to those amazing works of people I follow on Instagram I sometimes get frustrated. But since lettering relaxes me, I pushed on. Later on, I worked with water colours, which at first I was hesitant to try because I felt it was messy and I’m not really artistic, I couldn’t draw properly, all the excuses thinkable. But I love colours and so I dived in the water colour adventure and it was soooo satisfying! Even when I couldn’t draw an identifiable stuff, just spreading those colors all over the paper was like a massage! ((:
I still have that “I will publish a book” in my list. I scrapped everything from the first draft of the book and restarted on it again few months back. But at times that I do not feel any inspiration or idea that I can add to it, I take comfort in the stuff that I can do and that relaxes me. You can say it’s like trying to feel useful and productive, maybe. (: And I found that lettering is like sharing about stuff of my interest in a lively, colourful and simple way. With that, I am adding another category to this wordpress of mine DJLetters where I will share my lettering journey/blog. Or you can follow me @djletters on Instagram where I do post more often. (:
It’s been a quiet second half of 2015 for me here at wordpress. A lot has happened towards the end of 2015, all in God’s timing and grace.
I started learning and practicing brush calligraphy or modern calligraphy with the discovery of using those amazing brush pens. And it was truly a grace and a gift that I can use that new hobby and passion in lettering/writing to share the good news to people via my instagram account @djletters. The instagram account started off as my “shop” account which later turned into my lettering account. (: Hope to see you there! My shop account: @shop_pixiesnstardust
Then at work, what I have been praying for, God delivered in His own time and His own ways. Never had I imagined that it could end like this but it ended really amazing and beautiful. Truly, His thoughts and His ways are not ours and He knows BEST – taking care of each sheep in His flock, not letting a sparrow fall without His knowing. TRULY AMAZING FATHER! (: I may be out of job in a few days but He has secured me for the days to come and opened new doors and ways for me. As the reading from Isaiah today greeted me declared:
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19 NIV
Now I’ll be getting more free time than I used to and I am praying that I will be able to use them properly – for the fundraising for World Youth Day this coming July, for practicing and using my passions – lettering & writing – for His glory and for earning income and for the important matters in life. Truly 2015 has pushed me, led me and shown me how to walk by faith and not by sight and I pray that He will sustain me to do that this year as well. Prayers and desires in my heart I lift up to the Lord and though some of them seem impossible, I hold on to His faithfulness and His great ability to work in the impossibles of my life.
HAVE A WONDERFUL AND BLESSED 2016 EVERYONE!!!